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)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Small Things N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asia Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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