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)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,723,276

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,730,645

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 792,903

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Vrain Community Montessori School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Posse Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ariel Outreach Mission United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,723,276

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13110 records found.