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)
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Summerwind School of Math and Science N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amarok Society N/A ON Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 3,252,772

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Summerwind School of Math and Science N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amarok Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 3,252,772

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Page SUM 557,125

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 459,060

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13110 records found.