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)
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Milwaukee High School N/A WI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 967,402

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Milwaukee High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 967,402

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,901,635

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -23,699,231

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13110 records found.