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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc N/A MD United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Musicians on Call Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 638,941

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,790,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 251,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 638,941

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13110 records found.