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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sterling College N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,556,098

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sterling College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,556,098

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Thrive Worldwide DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Sustainable Development CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
Page SUM 1,125,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 712,211

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