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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 637,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Clean Water Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 637,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MAH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Marys Academy OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,197,647

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 637,700

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13110 records found.