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, and corporate 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)
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photo Patch Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 490,423

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photo Patch Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 490,423

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 319,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 490,423

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13110 records found.