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)
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Jewish Community N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 315,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 122,541

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 205,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Jewish Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 315,450

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13110 records found.