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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 156,680

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 602,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 182,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Florida International University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 252,634

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13110 records found.