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)
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,783,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lékorice N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
University of Washington N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,783,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 39,025

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 359,300

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13110 records found.