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)
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Schumann Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A DE United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 700,610

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Schumann Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 700,610

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 163,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 165,250

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13110 records found.