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)
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Compass N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 101,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 579,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Compass United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 176,360

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13110 records found.