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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,971,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 11,902,712

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education 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
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 9,325,602

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,971,050

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13110 records found.