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)
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 269,057

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 104,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,769,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 269,057

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13110 records found.