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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
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
Homeworks Trenton N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jacobs Ladder N/A OH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mission Hope N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
On Eagles Wings Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
OutRight Action International N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,247,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Homeworks Trenton N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jacobs Ladder N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mission Hope N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
On Eagles Wings Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
OutRight Action International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,247,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 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
Page SUM 452,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Special Ops SV Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,046,875

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13280 records found.