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)
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Page SUM 252,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jordan Education Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Page SUM 252,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Page SUM 141,652

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 31,473,650

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13110 records found.