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)
Boulder Treasures Inc N/A CO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Schumann Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A DE United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 683,210

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boulder Treasures Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Schumann Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 683,210

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,716,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 258,498

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13110 records found.