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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A CO United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,005,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Beat the Streets Providence N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,005,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 31,471,430

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,073,700

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13110 records found.