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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 4,367,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 600
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 4,367,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Catholic Conference CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for a National Health Program IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 638,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Immaculate Heart of Mary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 4,367,250

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13110 records found.