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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 861,301

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 861,301

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 235,043

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 11,094,385

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13110 records found.