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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 461,627

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 91,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 116,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 461,627

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13110 records found.