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)
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Moneythink N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Page SUM 1,105,767

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Moneythink N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Southwest Human Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Page SUM 1,105,767

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 270,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Page SUM 30,318,900

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13110 records found.