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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,369,872

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare 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
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 237,466

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 181,903

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,369,872

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13110 records found.