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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 28,609,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 28,609,760

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Enroll Indy Inc IN Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilcox Health Foundation HI Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Unamesa Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,678,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 28,609,760

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13110 records found.