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)
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A IL United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,542,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Patient Empowerment Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lékorice N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,542,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 12,863,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 145,850

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13110 records found.