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)
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A MD United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 346,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University Health Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,257,420

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NutritionFacts.org MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 998,014

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 210,750

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13110 records found.