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
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
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
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 25,000
Laboure Society N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,954,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,719,750

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fashion Has Heart MI Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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 25,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 1,354,702

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 207,850

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