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)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathfinder International N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plantrician Project N/A CT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Copenhagen N/A Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless ID Project N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathfinder International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plantrician Project N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Copenhagen N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless ID Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 213,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 661,750

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