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)
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.