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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,254,903

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,254,903

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 302,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,250,228

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13110 records found.