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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 721,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 721,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 425,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 721,000

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13110 records found.