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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CelebrateMercy N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation N/A OH United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youngstown State University N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Achievement Center for Children N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
University of Dayton N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crafty Mart N/A OH United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 865,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 253,450

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 50,650,395

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 32,520,020

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