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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 534,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 44,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Page SUM 1,267,398

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 534,950

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13110 records found.