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)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary N/A CO United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
St. Matthew School N/A NJ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Center for Food Safety N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 479,796

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 21,865,138

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
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
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 20,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 479,796

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13110 records found.