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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 172,906

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
British Red Cross Society N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 172,906

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,311,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 172,906

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13110 records found.