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)
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Young & Healthy N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Village Cooperative Inc N/A IN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 46,964,389

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Young & Healthy N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Village Cooperative Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Morse Pond School PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 46,964,389

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,109,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Page SUM 12,071,100

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13110 records found.