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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syracuse University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,405,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,918,075

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 165,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syracuse University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,405,070

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13110 records found.