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, and corporate 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Page SUM 4,609,708

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Page SUM 4,609,708

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,067,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,350,320

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13110 records found.