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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Hope in A Suitcase N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 883,133

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Moving Traditions N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Hope in A Suitcase N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 883,133

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cambodian Children's Fund CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National State Teachers of the Year Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 921,610

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Moving Traditions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 883,133

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13110 records found.