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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
ACTAsia for Animals N/A CT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Page SUM 527,457

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 426,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
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
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 249,552

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tucson Wildlife Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Page SUM 527,457

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13110 records found.