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)
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A ME United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,554,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,709,800

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rewire MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Association for Children of Alcoholics MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,285,825

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 5,890,500

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