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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,473,174

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,473,174

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,663,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,473,174

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13110 records found.