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)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A OH United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University Health Network N/A ON Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University Health Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 262,268

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 223,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other 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
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 177,250

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13110 records found.