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)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressember Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 394,722

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Project, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 394,722

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 8,664,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 231,385

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