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)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CANSUPPORT N/A HR India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Page SUM 26,553,161

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CANSUPPORT N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Page SUM 26,553,161

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 446,515

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
Page SUM 25,238,135

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13110 records found.