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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 407,529

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lékorice N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The SAMFund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Telecommunications Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 407,529

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,145,229

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 4,564,400

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13110 records found.