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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 426,618

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 601,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Christian Community Development Association IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Council for Public Affairs NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Ski Team Foundation UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Campaign One At A Time CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,608,629

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 601,400

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13110 records found.