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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,320,506

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 128,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,320,506

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13110 records found.