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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A ID United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 744,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 237,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,114,229

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Channing House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 744,800

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13110 records found.