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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,569,713

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,569,713

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,476,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Every Student Every Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,569,713

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13110 records found.