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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch New England N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sea Park Elementary School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Culinary Institute of America N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 114,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch New England N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sea Park Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Culinary Institute of America N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Union Station Homeless Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 114,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 16,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 67,025

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13110 records found.