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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 286,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 286,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 811,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 286,700

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13110 records found.