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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 23,709
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Photo Patch Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,392,459

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
TechBridge Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 198,254

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 12,863,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giving Back Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 23,709
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Culver City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,392,459

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13110 records found.