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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 312,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 14,817,880

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,468,180

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Miss Porters School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 312,600

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13110 records found.