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)
Urban Gleaners N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alma Backyard Farms N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count N/A CT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Groton School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hands On Orlando Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 608,900

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Gleaners N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alma Backyard Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Groton School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hands On Orlando Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 608,900

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,172,325

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
South Texas Human Rights Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soil Health Academy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,075,650

Pages

13280 records found.