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)
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,954,697

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,954,697

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 865,335

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 274,424

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13110 records found.