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)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Fred Hollows Foundation USA N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 450,105

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ServeMinnesota N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Sheriff Pal Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sherman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Schizophrenia International Research Society Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science from Scientists Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Screenland 5K N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Scholar Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Scholars Hope Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 383,186

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 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 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
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 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
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
Society for Neuro-Oncology TX Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 430,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Fred Hollows Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 22,300
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 450,105

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13280 records found.