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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Page SUM 926,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Page SUM 1,983,537

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,005,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Page SUM 926,350

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13110 records found.