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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Promises2Kids Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OneGoal N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 770,145

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Promises2Kids Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OneGoal N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Expression Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 770,145

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,133,660

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 32,518,930

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13110 records found.