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)
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Victory Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enroll Indy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enroll Indy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Page SUM 238,290

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13110 records found.