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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Whittier College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,993,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Whittier College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,993,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Page SUM 62,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,754,200

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13110 records found.