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)
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parker School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 467,162

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parker School PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 467,162

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -24,541,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,029,110

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13110 records found.