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)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sterling College N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equality California Institute N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 172,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,557,568

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Anselm College NH Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 256,586

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 172,550

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13110 records found.