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)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
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
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,093,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 460,130

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 10,726,029

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Alameda Emergency Food United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 721,200

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