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, and corporate 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)
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Information Technology Park N/A Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
Asia Society N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Sakhi for South Asian Women N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 412,560

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Information Technology Park N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
Asia Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Sakhi for South Asian Women N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 412,560

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Page SUM 2,893,922

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 420,200

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13110 records found.