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)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billerica Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 465,266

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 159,320

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Page SUM 918,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billerica Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 465,266

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13110 records found.