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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Progressive Change Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Trustees of Reservations N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 443,183

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Progressive Change Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Universitat Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Trustees of Reservations N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 443,183

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friendship Place DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Page SUM 5,969,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Universitat Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 443,183

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13110 records found.