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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
I4Farmers Inc N/A NJ United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Halsted N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Youngstown State University N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PORCH-Durham N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Learn Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,450,230

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
I4Farmers Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Youngstown State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PORCH-Durham N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Learn Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,450,230

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
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
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 616,002

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 751,876

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13110 records found.