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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Charles River Conservancy Inc N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 286,679

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 170,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 24,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leland High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 286,679

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13110 records found.