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)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A ID United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 3,466,652

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 3,466,652

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM -23,047,556

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,069,210

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13110 records found.