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)
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A ND United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 3,297,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 3,297,324

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Teresa's Academy MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 771,138

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 3,297,324

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13110 records found.