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)
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,141,676

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,141,676

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,075,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,161,729

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13110 records found.