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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,745,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Hollaback N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Workshop Houston N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary's School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,745,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,060,600

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