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 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
The Women's Foundation N/A Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
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
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor 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
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education 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
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor 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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A Education Donor 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
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Novaworks Foundation CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Culver Educational Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc WY Education Donor 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
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor 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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Savannah College of Art and Design United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor 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
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 753,554

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13110 records found.