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, and corporate 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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Eastside Educational Trust N/A England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Page SUM 4,690,044

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Clean Water Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Eastside Educational Trust N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Page SUM 4,690,044

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,170,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,078,700

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13110 records found.