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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Food for Thought Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 47,105
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Unidos Bridging Community N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,739,355

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Further Arts Committee N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 47,105
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Unidos Bridging Community N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,739,355

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 325
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Charlie Cart Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Freedom Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
Page SUM 836,825

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Food for Thought United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Further Arts Committee Vanuatu Environment Donor Advised 2019 47,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 47,105
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Unidos Bridging Community United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,739,355

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13280 records found.