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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 4,573,903

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Clean Water Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 4,573,903

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Moving Traditions PA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flourish Agenda CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 262,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 4,573,903

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13110 records found.