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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 115,995
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 2,513,395

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Higher College of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 254,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,113,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 180,667

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