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)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 468,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,256,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment 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
Page SUM 33,640,506

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 468,150

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13110 records found.