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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KTK-Belt, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Florida International University Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 957,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 181,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,101,729

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 2,942,976

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