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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Shoebox N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PATH Drug Solutions N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Shoebox N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Holy Innocents Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UMBC Foundation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Village CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 980,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PATH Drug Solutions United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Shoebox United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 965,640

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13110 records found.