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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Ride, Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,011,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Words & Warmth N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little Steps N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Whole Armour International Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Para Los Ninos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 2,758,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tualatin STEAM Team OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
StandUp for Kids GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Commonweal CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,060,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight LA Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Ride, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,011,100

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13110 records found.