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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Page SUM 648,693

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Page SUM 648,693

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 280,259

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 9,325,902

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13110 records found.