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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Operation ASHA NFP N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 1,071,324

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Operation ASHA NFP N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 872,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 220,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 78,840

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13110 records found.