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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 605,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 307,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 222,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 605,700

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13110 records found.