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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Out In Tech Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 529,832

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 244,766

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 211,521

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Out In Tech Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 529,832

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13110 records found.