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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A MI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Academy of Medicine N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 787,521

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Academy of Medicine N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,157,324

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Academy of Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 787,521

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13110 records found.