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)
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids N/A NE United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midnight Golf Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 375,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Bhutan Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midnight Golf Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
RIKEN N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 375,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education 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
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 30,425,860

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 50,650

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13110 records found.