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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,415,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,109,788

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,037,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,415,900

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13110 records found.