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)
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Preble Street N/A ME United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,767,367

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 60,060

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,337,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education 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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 8,446,100

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13110 records found.