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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Care and Share Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 2,183,680

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Care and Share Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 2,183,680

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 34,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 626,816

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13110 records found.