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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 206,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Moses Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 206,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 1,286,334

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 206,700

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13110 records found.