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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Portsmouth High School N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Center for Kids N/A NE United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,118,386

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,135,175

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Scalawag NC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
National Lead for America Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Safechild NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wake Forest University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aesara Foundation NC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Page SUM 3,551,881

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 38,250

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13110 records found.