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 descending Year Amount (USD)
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Refugee Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NutritionFacts.org MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -24,775,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.