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)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.