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)
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youngstown State University N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 922,342

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
University of Hawaii Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Medical Corps N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACTAsia for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
University College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Art and Science Laboratory N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,623,892

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 30,414,720

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 54,150

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13110 records found.