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)
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 165,527

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea HI Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,007,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Bicycle Relief NFP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 165,527

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13110 records found.