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)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Page SUM 2,012,738

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Page SUM 2,012,738

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 279,990

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 11,094,385

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13110 records found.