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)
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A IL United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Psi Services III Inc N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,149,706

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Act for Congo Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Psi Services III Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,149,706

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 208,530

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 207,500

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13110 records found.