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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety 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
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 418,594

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,471,462

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 39,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 418,594

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13110 records found.