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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life International Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Page SUM 881,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life International Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Page SUM 881,074

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 484,435

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life International Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Page SUM 881,074

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13110 records found.