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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Louisiana State University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 845,035

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 157,320

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 126,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 845,035

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13110 records found.