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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Year Up, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,766,121

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rogue Retreat N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
One Mission Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wapiyapi N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 464,430

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amigos for Christ GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 330,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 487,933

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