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)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Agastya International Foundation N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 4,593,918

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Agastya International Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 4,593,918

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 895,470

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 864,129

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13110 records found.