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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM -3,304,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.