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)
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Page SUM 4,333,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Patient Empowerment Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Page SUM 4,333,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Hawaii Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 847,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Russian Riverkeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Page SUM 4,333,500

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13110 records found.