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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 575,003

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 575,003

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 132,052

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 220,160

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13110 records found.