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)
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unioto Elementary School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Cancer Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 795,495

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
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
Page SUM 22,067,138

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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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unioto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 795,495

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13110 records found.