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)
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,494,742

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 95,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 271,862

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bishop O'Dowd High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Beauty Bus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,494,742

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13110 records found.