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)
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Jewish World Watch N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,617,406

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Jewish World Watch N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Guys N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,617,406

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 532,797

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,384,700

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13110 records found.