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)
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North American Grouse Partnership N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,162,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,105,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
St. Louis Community College Foundation MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,178,058

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 3,932,300

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13110 records found.