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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cycles N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House Alaska N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 580,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cycles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House Alaska N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 580,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Page SUM 30,311,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
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
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit 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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,102,229

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