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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 562,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 286,362

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,351,910

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 588,200

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13110 records found.