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)
Dressember Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 620,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 620,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 32,540

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 33,090

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13110 records found.