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, and corporate 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)
Jefferson Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Refugee Committee N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page Education Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A MN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,837,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,974,491

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SEND International of the United States Inc MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children MI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frankfort Elementary School MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 286,269

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 611,002

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13110 records found.