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)
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Caramel Connections N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,313,373

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Caramel Connections N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,299,373

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 497,065

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 203,035

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13110 records found.