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)
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Grassroots N/A NH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 977,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,748,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
Story Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 804,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Accion Latina United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 149,550
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
People's Action Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parent Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 795
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,291,895

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