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)
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,281,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 125,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 127,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Foundation Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Enroll Indy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,281,400

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13110 records found.