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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Small Things N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 687,315

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arcadia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 687,315

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure JM Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Page SUM 2,574,135

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 687,315

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13110 records found.