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)
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 289,820

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 25,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 442,933

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 289,820

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13110 records found.