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)
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,326,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 151,815

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 362,233

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Earth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pilots Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,326,300

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13110 records found.