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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 541,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 541,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 854,588

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 541,400

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13110 records found.