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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education N/A WA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Green America N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Washington FIRST Robotics N/A WA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 316,880

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Washington FIRST Robotics N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 316,880

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
South Florida PBS Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer OR Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Solar Richmond CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Soles 4 Souls TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 330,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Matthew Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. James Infirmary United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 60,600

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