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)
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Psi Services III Inc N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 220,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 4,404,009

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 162,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 220,750

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13110 records found.