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)
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A MN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Asia N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildflower Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Schumann Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Shakopee Youth Football Association N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 1,009,230

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Page SUM 86,096

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,078,190

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 180,667

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