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, and corporate 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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Son of a Saint N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Page SUM 844,968

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Son of a Saint N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Page SUM 844,968

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 827,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,605,795

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13110 records found.