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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unioto Elementary School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Cancer Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 501,560

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 65,860

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 335,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unioto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 501,560

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13110 records found.