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)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,088,527

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,088,527

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 876,623

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Father’s House International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 410,700

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13110 records found.