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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocese of Fall River N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Page SUM 10,162,598

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,963,298

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 209,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,109,929

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13110 records found.