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)
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,320,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Polytechnic State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,320,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,365,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,320,650

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13110 records found.