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, and corporate 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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 28,275,678

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 28,275,678

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 771,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Page SUM 231,858

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13110 records found.