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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,242,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Page SUM 186,429

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Walks CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Expression Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 354,630

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Page SUM 186,429

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13110 records found.