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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Develop It N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilohana Kai N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,357,030

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,568,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 30,424,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Culver City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Develop It United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilohana Kai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,357,030

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13110 records found.