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)
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,030,125

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,030,125

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -23,731,356

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,577,700

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13110 records found.