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)
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
18 Reasons San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 505,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 102,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 975,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Democracy Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
18 Reasons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 505,576

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13110 records found.