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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Springs Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Children's Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 742,158

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 5,984,444

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 408,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Springs Rescue Mission United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Children's Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Resonate Church United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 742,158

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13110 records found.