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)
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 95,000
The University of Dublin Fund N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Escuela Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Puerto Rico Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Peak N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellesley College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 673,110

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 95,000
The University of Dublin Fund N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Escuela Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Peak N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellesley College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 673,110

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Enterprise Greenhouse RI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social Profit Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Social Profit Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for Neuro-Oncology TX Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Page SUM 3,829,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Springfield Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SquashBusters, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Louis Science Center Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 138,150

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13280 records found.