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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Sierra Roots N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,682,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Sierra Roots N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,682,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,144,085

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 158,652

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13110 records found.