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, and corporate 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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 19,718

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 19,718

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maram Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 20,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Children's Gaucher Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 19,718

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13110 records found.