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)
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
Page SUM 618,252

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
Page SUM 618,252

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 277,053

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 298,997

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13110 records found.