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)
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A CO United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community 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
Find Your Light Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Page SUM 335,299

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community 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
Find Your Light Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Maram Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Purdue University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Page SUM 335,299

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 270,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 319,150

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