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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ames Comm School District N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gogebic Community College Found N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Hands Together, Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Earth University Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,741,487

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ames Comm School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Hands Together, Inc. N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Earth University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Isha Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,741,487

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 183,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,398,698

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13110 records found.