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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation N/A Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Griffith University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Possible Dreams International N/A Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Foodbank Victoria N/A Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
STREAT Ltd. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,229,295

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Wine Country Marines Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 625
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Library Study Hall N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lyceum Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mending Wings N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 292,759

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HRJ Charities Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Philosophical Research CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
March 13 Fund IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mission Economic Development Agency CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Oakland School for the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 299,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,229,295

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