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)
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 850,998

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 850,998

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 158,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 193,500

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13110 records found.