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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,178,425

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,178,425

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13110 records found.