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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Manhattan College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 884,430

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Manhattan College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Chinese American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 893,239

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 884,430

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13110 records found.