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)
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mitchell College N/A CT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,418,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 193,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 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
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -23,698,981

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Vrain Community Montessori School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ariel Outreach Mission United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mitchell College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,418,200

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13110 records found.