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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Students for Choice N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Students for Choice N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -279
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 -500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -560
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 -866
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -949
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,000
East Palo Alto Police Activities League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,000
Maram Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Society for Scientific Exploration NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc KY Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,100
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Students for Choice United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.