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)
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pathfinder International N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plantrician Project N/A CT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,085,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 237,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 311,397

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pathfinder International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,085,850

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13110 records found.