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)
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Grace Network N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Page SUM 1,544,447

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Grace Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Page SUM 1,544,447

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Marys Academy OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,845,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Grace Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Page SUM 1,544,447

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13110 records found.