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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,811,899

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,811,899

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hirsch Metro High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,463,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CAMFED USA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,811,899

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13110 records found.