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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,783,595

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Lawrence University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,783,595

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Culture Reframed MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Parker School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 348,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,783,595

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13110 records found.