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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medha Corp N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Page SUM 879,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 351,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 99,930

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 859,000

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13110 records found.