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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 647,153

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
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
Page SUM 25,110,225

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,128,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 222,633

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