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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Midnight Golf Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Jewish Community N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 119,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -23,151,881

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Midnight Golf Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Jewish Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 352,100

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13110 records found.