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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Moneythink N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 10,117,863

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Moneythink N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Southwest Human Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 10,117,863

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 221,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,464,000

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13110 records found.