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)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,232,712

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,658,570

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 373,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,232,712

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13110 records found.