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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 3,143,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,637,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Page SUM 679,923

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 3,143,300

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13110 records found.