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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
American Society For Microbiology N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc N/A NJ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Edward Neill Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAF Hotline Fund N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 190,304

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
American Society For Microbiology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rewire N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Edward Neill Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAF Hotline Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 190,304

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 209,185

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 121,500

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