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)
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Cycles N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Laboure Society N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 811,499

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Cycles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Laboure Society N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 811,499

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,767,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 728,900

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13110 records found.