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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 554,182

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 180,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 401,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Page SUM 11,327,529

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