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)
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Small Things N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 706,815

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arcadia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 706,815

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Mothers Against Murder CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 9,146,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 706,815

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13110 records found.