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)
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Parker School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MW Fund Inc. N/A MA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 787,655

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Page SUM 86,754

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 240,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Parker School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MW Fund Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 787,655

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13110 records found.