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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,892,049

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Page SUM 2,869,549

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,027,327

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Page SUM 3,404,549

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13110 records found.