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)
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hire Heroes USA N/A GA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Page SUM 3,247,008

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hire Heroes USA N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Page SUM 3,247,008

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 205,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 542,751

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13110 records found.