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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A MI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Page SUM 264,415

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Page SUM 264,415

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute CO Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 138,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 32,200

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13110 records found.