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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SUN-DAC N/A Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Cause Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A ON Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,655,410

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Back On My Feet N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SUN-DAC N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Cause Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,655,410

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 132,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 224,200

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13110 records found.