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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Montessori Association N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Page SUM 1,631,439

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 25,162,725

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 218,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Montessori Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Page SUM 1,631,439

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13110 records found.