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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 314,627

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
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
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 321,862

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
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
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment 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
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
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
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 25,374,410

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 314,627

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13110 records found.