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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A MN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A MI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 1,820,463

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Darkness to Light N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,820,463

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 123,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 214,530

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13110 records found.