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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pinkerton Academy N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,354,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,404,259

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Lead Mine Elementary School NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Positivity Project NC Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Page SUM 635,813

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 145,700

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13110 records found.