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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Calmer Choice N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,561,738

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 164,524

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 273,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Frontier Innovations Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,561,738

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13110 records found.