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)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 488,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,568,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 30,236,060

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 488,833

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13110 records found.