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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,931,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,931,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 398,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,931,850

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13110 records found.