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)
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Page SUM 712,439

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abortion Care Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Page SUM 712,439

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 209,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 144,200

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13110 records found.