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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girls on the Run International N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Buddhist Progress Society N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,086,595

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 341,527

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 2,147,075

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 183,600

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