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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,264,544

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 397,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 368,946

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13110 records found.