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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rural Development Institute N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A WI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
Babson College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 895,128

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
Babson College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 895,128

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 196,125

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 633,400

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13110 records found.