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)
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Channel Islands YMCA N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,772,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Channel Islands YMCA N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,772,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute CO Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 166,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 309,500

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13110 records found.