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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation N/A OH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Global Philadelphia Association Inc N/A PA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,528,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 69,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 30,424,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Global Philadelphia Association Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,528,400

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13110 records found.