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)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,003,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 128,125

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 37,792,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mary's Meals USA, Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,003,757

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13110 records found.