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)
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Radium Society Inc N/A NJ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,177,882

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Radium Society Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,177,882

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Good Plus Foundation Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wake Forest University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 584,766

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 43,800

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13110 records found.