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)
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc N/A DC United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
SLZGSL Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Page SUM 1,309,292

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sports Challenge N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
SLZGSL Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Page SUM 1,309,292

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 35,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 136,000

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13110 records found.