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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maysville Elementary School N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,709,178

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maysville Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,709,178

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 1,178,195

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,074,700

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13110 records found.