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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,285,995

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Light From Light Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
PORCH-Durham N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 695,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. TN Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Teresa's Academy MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Good Plus Foundation Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 27,690

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Curry Senior Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,285,995

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13110 records found.