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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 307,968

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Page SUM 987,020

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 414,393

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 307,968

Pages

13110 records found.