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, and corporate 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)
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Launchcode Foundation N/A MO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our Little Haven N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Louis University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Page SUM 901,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 4,550,292

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Education Foundation for African Children MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Refugee Committee MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Olmsted County Inc MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,656,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 106,158

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