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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Prince of Peace Catholic Church N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 693,610

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prince of Peace Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Halogen Foundation Singapore N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life International Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 749,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 205,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,141,729

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