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)
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Page SUM 1,351,046

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Arizona N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Page SUM 1,351,046

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 406,075

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 112,709

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13110 records found.