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)
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Women Innovators Inc N/A ID United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Hampshire College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,583,572

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Women Innovators Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphans Africa N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Hampshire College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,583,572

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,122,820

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,274,150

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13110 records found.