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)
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Page SUM 2,152,477

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 255,900

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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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 329,285

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Page SUM 2,152,477

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13110 records found.