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)
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Syringa Mountain Charter School N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Project 1 27 N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 209,977

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Syringa Mountain Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John Lynch Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Project 1 27 N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 209,977

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 374,202

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 269,200

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13110 records found.