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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sojourners N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keshet N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Young & Healthy N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 44,064,339

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sojourners N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keshet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Young & Healthy N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 44,064,339

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 694,003

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 321,803

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13110 records found.