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)
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Futures in Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wichita Childrens Home N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Babson College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,442,375

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stichting VU N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Childcaregroup N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Futures in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wichita Childrens Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Babson College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,442,375

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 260,624

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Page SUM 867,902

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13110 records found.