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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,014,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,014,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Friendship Place DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 6,462,508

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,014,500

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13110 records found.