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)
Michigan State University N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A MI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Frankfort Elementary School N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A MI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 867,119

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,341,950

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Tracys Kids Inc MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 10,427,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,404,500

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13110 records found.