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)
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 427,184

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 259,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 405,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 427,184

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13110 records found.