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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MSI-US N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 538,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 538,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gracefull Foundation CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 226,814

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Young Attitude United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 538,300

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13110 records found.