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)
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 615,877

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 93,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 211,625

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 615,877

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13110 records found.