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)
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 732,325

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Big Table N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Valley Churches United N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Bristol N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 732,325

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,124

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 9,160,502

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13110 records found.