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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 561,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Brighter Green, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 748,032

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