Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gals of Cabrillo College N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 79,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -24,524,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 329,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gals of Cabrillo College United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 79,850

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13110 records found.