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)
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,489,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,489,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 238,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 31,474,150

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13110 records found.