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)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,184,792

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peace Education Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 114,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 499,497

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,184,792

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13110 records found.