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)
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JBI International, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Pepin Academies Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,275,117

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
JBI International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Pepin Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 256,964

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 78,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 323,747

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