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)
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Cancer Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 691,695

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 763,562

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 3,811,467

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 691,695

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13110 records found.