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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Boy Scouts of America N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 430,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 293,750

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EL Education Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hellenic Initative Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Child Care Association of New York NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,686,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,275,150

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