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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A OR United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,315,909

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 409
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,315,909

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,133,660

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 32,514,180

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13110 records found.