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)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International N/A UT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,750,625

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
The Clearity Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,750,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 129,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 87,400

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