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)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,141,697

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 5,747,743

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 248,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,141,697

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13110 records found.