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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schumann Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Shakopee Youth Football Association N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Treehouse Inc N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 365,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
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
Page SUM 410,791

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fashion Has Heart MI Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,244,452

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 632,650

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