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)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,322,919

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,322,919

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,766,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Page SUM 608,460

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13110 records found.