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)
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 527,582

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 126,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Page SUM 734,104

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 527,582

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13110 records found.