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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation Schools N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 671,943

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 671,943

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 412,112

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 384,560

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13110 records found.