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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 5,595,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 5,595,885

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Peace Corps Association DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 630,744

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 5,595,885

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13110 records found.