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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,454,556

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,600,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Page SUM 1,778,595

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,454,556

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13110 records found.