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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Prairie Winds Elementary School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,346
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Safechild N/A NC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 10,315,352

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 314,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 287,393

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Costanoa Commons Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Prairie Winds Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,346
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Safechild United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
China Labor Watch Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 10,315,352

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13110 records found.