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)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 292,152

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Reading Results N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 292,152

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,117,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Urban Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 292,152

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13110 records found.