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)
LGS Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 35,634,655

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LGS Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
L A Works Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 35,634,655

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 167,590

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
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
Page SUM 11,218,435

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13110 records found.