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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Friendship Place N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,473,053

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Friendship Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,473,053

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Miss Porters School Inc CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School MN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association NV Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 354,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sister Song, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Friendship Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,473,053

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13110 records found.