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, and corporate 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)
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
East London Business Alliance N/A England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food4Good N/A RI United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Page SUM 728,342

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
East London Business Alliance N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food4Good N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Page SUM 728,342

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 213,135

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,700

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13110 records found.