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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,951,264

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,951,264

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eddy House NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Equal Citizens Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 486,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,951,264

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13110 records found.