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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Gideon Pond 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 500,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Academy N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Education Foundation for African Children N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Jefferson Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Page SUM 1,276,281

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 558,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc ME Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated ME Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,167,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 356,575

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