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)
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Preble Street N/A ME United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Tracys Kids Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Medical Association Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,684,255

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 107,200

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security 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
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
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for India's Development, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,953,955

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,112,000

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