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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Philadelphia Association Inc N/A PA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeless Services Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Little Haven N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,469,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 7,656,370

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 432,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Philadelphia Association Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeless Services Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Little Haven United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,469,200

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13110 records found.