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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Preeclampsia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Operation Shoebox N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 509,944

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 11,168,645

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 366,650

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Preeclampsia Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Operation Shoebox United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 509,944

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13110 records found.