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)
One By One N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Fishers Landing P T O N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A CO United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 131,721

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Milton Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fishing Academy Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
JOY International Incorporated N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Capistrano Valley High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 499,497

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 31,381,230

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,102,229

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13110 records found.