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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,052,415

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,052,415

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 234,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 115,450

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13110 records found.