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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 982,224

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Universitat Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Families Forward N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 982,224

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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 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 126,235

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Page SUM 37,842,621

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13110 records found.