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)
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Oxfam India N/A India International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,726,862

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
All Bengal Women’s Union N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Campus Compact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Oxfam India N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,726,862

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 324,702

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 269,200

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13110 records found.