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)
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BridgeHope N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 317,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surabi Trust N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BridgeHope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 317,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Page SUM 30,311,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,092,229

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13110 records found.