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)
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,503,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,503,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Random Acts of Flowers TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,223,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,448,940

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13110 records found.