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)
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A WI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,699,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Partners N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l N/A Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,699,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 126,485

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Page SUM 2,070,645

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13110 records found.