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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A NM United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 626,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 1,651,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beyond Type 1 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Los Angeles LGBT Center CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Page SUM 497,989

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 1,651,000

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13110 records found.