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)
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,070,997

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,070,997

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 215,318

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 11,358,529

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13110 records found.