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 in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc N/A KY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Corporate Accountability International N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wichita Childrens Home N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,713,643

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Corporate Accountability International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Stichting VU N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wichita Childrens Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,713,643

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 78,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 267,117

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13110 records found.