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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy House Living Centers N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,276,322

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy House Living Centers N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,276,322

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 925,033

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 133,308

Pages

13110 records found.