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)
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Junior Achievement Spain N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 503,266

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Junior Achievement Spain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of British Columbia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Research Council of Italy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 503,266

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,737,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,112,000

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13110 records found.