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)
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,042,377

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,042,377

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Catholic Conference CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 112,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,042,377

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13110 records found.