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)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 24,503,049

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 24,503,049

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 117,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 305,303

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13110 records found.