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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passlove Charity Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth for Seva N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,280,292

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passlove Charity Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth for Seva N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,280,292

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 329,285

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Page SUM 364,710

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13110 records found.