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)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 428,226

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 202,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 922,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Education Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Methow Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aesara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 428,226

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13110 records found.