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)
Digital Promise N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,823,518

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Promise N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Page SUM 1,723,518

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 10,989,935

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -23,763,131

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13110 records found.