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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Page SUM 1,977,471

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 7,260,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 51,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Page SUM 1,977,471

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13110 records found.