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)
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
WildEarth Guardians N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
WildEarth Guardians N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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13110 records found.