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)
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hospice Family Care N/A AL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A FL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. N/A DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 987,625

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Baylor School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hospice Family Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Kakenyas Dream N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 987,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 241,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 220,850

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