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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,750,645

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
GO Campaign N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Miracle Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,750,645

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 235,753

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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 1,250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 200,997

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13110 records found.