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)
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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
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
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
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
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 6,745,792

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 394,029

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 236,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,745,792

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13110 records found.