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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 23,010
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Think of Us N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Translators Without Borders-Us Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,850,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Society for All Round Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Neuro-Oncology N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Skanner Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 485,098

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Methodist University TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston MA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourners DC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization TX General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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 Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,079,094

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urbandale Community Action Network Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vision-Aid Incorporated United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wender-Weis Foundation for Children United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Air Force Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Niroga Institute United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 449,803

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