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)
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soles 4 Souls N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 681,390

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Religion 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 Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,377,275

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 288,301

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13280 records found.