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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 419,060

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Plains Technology Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 419,060

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hawes Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 414,355

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 419,060

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13110 records found.