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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 483,640

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Page SUM 4,430,675

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