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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of National Guard Families N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Achievement First N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 4,628,771

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Makerere University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PENCIL INC N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle University N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Achievement First N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 4,628,771

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,144,729

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 262,485

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13110 records found.