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)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Page SUM 1,879,627

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
eForHum N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,142,560

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
St Benedict Parish & Schools IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 113,350

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,746,100

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13110 records found.