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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 469,149

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
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
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
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
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 4,318,694

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 608,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 469,149

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13110 records found.