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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Leap Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Lowell General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ASRT Foundation N/A NM United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 950,466

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Leap Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ASRT Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 950,466

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 96,858

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13110 records found.