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)
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Science Laboratory N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A NJ United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,244,062

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
John Burroughs School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,268,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc NJ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Malala Fund NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Page SUM -20,427,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 21,400

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