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, and corporate 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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A NV United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 140,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 490,810

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Malala Fund NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc NJ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American Radium Society Inc NJ Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,484,107

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Raheem AI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 708,040

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