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)
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
School on Wheels Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A NM United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Harvest Inc N/A NY United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 688,825

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
School on Wheels Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 688,825

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 240,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 255,650

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13110 records found.