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)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth for Seva N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,206,942

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth for Seva N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,206,942

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 410,972

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 384,560

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13110 records found.