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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. N/A MA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 317,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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
Page SUM 2,595,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 319,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villages of San Mateo County United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 317,300

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13110 records found.