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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Revere High School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Desert Aids Project N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 103,577

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Revere High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Desert Aids Project N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 103,577

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels TX 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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 352,396

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 37,627,560

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13110 records found.