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)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 788,972

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 788,972

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 840,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 788,972

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13110 records found.