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)
Colorado Friendship N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Bristol N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Achievement Center for Children N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,066,640

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mayama A.C. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
MDRC N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University Health Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,088,490

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 366,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 657,400

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13110 records found.