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)
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Crafty Mart N/A OH United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 1,175,055

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Crafty Mart N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 1,175,055

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,036,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 32,388,730

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