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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,580,033

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,580,033

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National State Teachers of the Year Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation ND Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 701,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,580,033

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13110 records found.