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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tourette Association of America N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,871,463

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tourette Association of America N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,871,463

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program 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
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 3,707,985

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 211,000

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13110 records found.