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)
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Antioch New England N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 925,545

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Antioch New England N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 925,545

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 91,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 407,075

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13110 records found.