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)
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 606,926

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Families Forward N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
ChildFund Korea N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 606,926

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 120,202

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 211,160

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13110 records found.