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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 379,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Beach Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bucknell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 379,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 37,729,060

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 365,100

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13110 records found.