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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 39,179
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 753,554

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 39,179
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 753,554

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The American Ireland Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Asian Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Moms Inc IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Malala Fund NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 600,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 39,179
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Savannah College of Art and Design United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 753,554

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13110 records found.