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)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Oxfam India N/A India International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,723,162

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Oxfam India N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,723,162

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 323,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 83,908

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