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)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 204,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,268,351

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