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)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Helen Keller Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Jako Doma N/A Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Page SUM 557,594

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Helen Keller Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Jako Doma N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Page SUM 557,594

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 9,537,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 218,600

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13110 records found.