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)
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American International University - Bangladesh N/A Bangladesh Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Institute of Innovation Digital N/A Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 5,104,573

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FISH Food Bank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
University of California Santa Barbara N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American International University - Bangladesh N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Institute of Innovation Digital N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Page SUM 5,107,073

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 30,236,060

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,077,100

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13110 records found.