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)
Sister Song, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friendship Place N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 479,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friendship Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Camelot Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Childrens Miracle Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 479,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 266,740

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 11,374,685

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13110 records found.