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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 809,189

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 809,189

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 225,427

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 809,189

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13110 records found.