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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wheelock College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 3,808,614

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wheelock College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Populace Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 3,808,614

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 37,637,560

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 382,100

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13110 records found.