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)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Principe Productions Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seaside Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Halmstad University has N/A Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
CARE - Headquarters N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
Page SUM 635,046

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Principe Productions Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seaside Pony Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Halmstad University has N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
Page SUM 635,046

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Page SUM 37,136,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 213,250

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13110 records found.