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)
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation Schools N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 2,808,172

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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
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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
Page SUM 602,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,476,215

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,398,698

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