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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Manhattan College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,031,976

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Manhattan College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,031,976

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PTA Hawaii Congress HI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 886,480

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,031,976

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13110 records found.