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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 790,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 790,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 443,353

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 790,850

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13110 records found.