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)
Towson University N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
First Civilizations Inc N/A MO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Houston N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,996
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,584,296

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sepsis Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Page SUM 340,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Skanner Foundation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ski Charities Corp NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Page SUM 312,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Towson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
First Civilizations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Houston United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,996
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Henry Ford Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,584,296

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13280 records found.