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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,889,473

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,889,473

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Seminary CO Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Orange Countys United Way CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 740,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,889,473

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13110 records found.