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)
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Radiating Hope Inc N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisiana State University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Page SUM 675,107

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
eForHum N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Radiating Hope Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Kakenyas Dream N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Page SUM 675,107

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 632,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 80,158

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13110 records found.