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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Girls Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,620,056

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Edify N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Girls Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Beach Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,619,556

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,177,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 32,520,020

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13110 records found.