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)
Children's Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc N/A MD United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OneOC N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 859,446

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OneOC N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 859,446

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 12,042,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 145,350

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13110 records found.