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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eddy House N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Melbourne N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Page SUM 706,427

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eddy House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Melbourne N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Page SUM 706,427

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 99,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 36,150

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13110 records found.