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)
O'Neill Elementary School N/A NE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,234,295

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
O'Neill Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 145
International Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,234,295

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,034,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 38,000

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13110 records found.