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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A MD United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,381,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 142,891

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,137,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Young Attitude United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,381,600

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13110 records found.