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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yeshiva University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,867,027

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 77,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,867,027

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13110 records found.