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)
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
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A MA 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
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children at Risk Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Bal Raksha Bharat N/A HR India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 687,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
National Nature Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
North American Grouse Partnership N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children at Risk Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Bal Raksha Bharat N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 687,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,147,729

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 231,336

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13110 records found.