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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,401,256

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,401,256

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Big Life International Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
iFoster Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 225,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,401,256

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13110 records found.