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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Harborlight Community Partners N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,505,535

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Harborlight Community Partners N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,505,535

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 304,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Harborlight Community Partners United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,505,535

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13110 records found.