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)
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,345,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,345,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 574,456

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 39,200

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13110 records found.