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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A UT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,518,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Page SUM 25,382,385

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 218,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,518,200

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13110 records found.