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)
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids N/A NE United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,025,002

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,158,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 198,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,025,002

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13110 records found.