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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc N/A KY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 910,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
TFL US Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -24,372,796

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development 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
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services 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
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment 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
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 195,785

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 910,100

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13110 records found.