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)
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,255,170

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,351,124

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 241,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety 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
Page SUM 159,900

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13110 records found.