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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
No Excuses Unlimited N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 986,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,840,249

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 133,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
No Excuses Unlimited United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 986,400

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13110 records found.