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)
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
OMF International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 665,750

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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 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,426,645

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 805,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 489,153

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