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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Billerica Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,260,566

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 164,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 456,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Billerica Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Clark University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,260,566

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13110 records found.