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)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,427,699

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aesara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,427,699

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Hirsch Metro High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 25,071,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aesara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,427,699

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13110 records found.