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)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 900,056

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 900,056

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 174,917

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 129,700

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