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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 934,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 33,930

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 567,485

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -23,573,206

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13110 records found.