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)
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ENOK N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,254,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ENOK N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,254,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 180,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,313,568

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13110 records found.