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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 2,500
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Medical Corps N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A IA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,085,489

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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 2,500
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Medical Corps N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
International African American Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CNatureNet N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,085,489

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,090,860

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Page SUM 37,629,560

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13110 records found.