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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 328,421

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Page SUM 647,785

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 116,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 328,421

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13110 records found.