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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 884,787

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Raheem AI CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Culture Reframed MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 428,727

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 884,787

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13110 records found.