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)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A NM United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 420,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Page SUM 552,362

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 187,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 420,950

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13110 records found.