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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 621,764

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,643,218

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 201,968

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 621,764

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13110 records found.