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)
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Airlink Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
One Mission Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 845,958

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beach Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Early Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 373,175

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 5,890,500

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 271,575

Pages

13110 records found.