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)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Page SUM 1,422,246

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William T. Dwyer High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of British Columbia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Page SUM 1,422,246

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 275,524

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 289,900

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13110 records found.