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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rural Development Institute N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A WI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 282,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 348,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 190,047

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rural Development Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bella Vista League United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Lucy Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
America SCORES Bay Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 282,800

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13110 records found.