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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
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
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Operation Shoebox FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Civic Design NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Jewish World Watch CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,005,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Russian Riverkeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,750

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13110 records found.