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)
Wildflower Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page Education Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treehouse Inc N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shakopee Youth Football Association N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 1,077,755

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 372,795

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SEND International of the United States Inc MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children MI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,190,190

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 207,850

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13110 records found.