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)
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BridgeHope N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 353,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surabi Trust N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BridgeHope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 353,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 188,225

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