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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisiana State University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 739,582

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,379,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Colgate University Treasurers Office United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 739,582

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13110 records found.