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)
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,460,845

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PediPlace N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,460,845

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -23,775,631

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 350,310

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13110 records found.