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)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 24,630,560

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Joseph School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 24,687,160

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 354,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 657,501

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13110 records found.