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)
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Pulse Voices N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barrio Logan College Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 3,674,409

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Pulse Voices N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barrio Logan College Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmas House of Hope N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 3,548,184

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 132,735

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,893,922

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13110 records found.