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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Syracuse University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Page SUM 1,477,277

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
After Innocence N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Page SUM 1,477,277

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 171,867

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 8,776,550

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13110 records found.