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)
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 350,520

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 350,520

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 9,330,602

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health 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
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Page SUM 2,141,135

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13110 records found.