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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 354,048

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,404,759

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 35,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 354,048

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13110 records found.