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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New York Academy of Medicine N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A ID United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Page SUM 2,353,303

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Maasai American Organization N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New York Academy of Medicine N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Page SUM 2,353,303

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute CO Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 166,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 309,500

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13110 records found.