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)
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
ARVI TRUST N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 34,303
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding San Diego N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
ARVI TRUST N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 34,303
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 553,148

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,038,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 213,275

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13110 records found.