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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
1M1B Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,033,656

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
1M1B Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,033,656

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 8,663,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 276,885

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13110 records found.