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)
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Sri Lanka Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc N/A CT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -346,253

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (GTE) LTD N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 31,476,230

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