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)
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 3,447,574

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,414,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Darkness to Light SC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 468,017

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,414,500

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13110 records found.