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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 439,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 14,818,580

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 30,424,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 439,650

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13110 records found.