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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 228,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 264,325

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arcadia University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,907,021

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Page SUM 235,569

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13110 records found.