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)
Bay Area Cancer Connections 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 500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM -24,332,413

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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
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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 407,129

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 712,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM -24,332,413

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13110 records found.