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)
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Camp for All Kids N/A MO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Louis University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation N/A MO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,584,468

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,544,292

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Foundation for African Children MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Higher Ground Academy MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jefferson Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 170,460

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 432,874

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