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)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
I4Farmers Inc N/A NJ United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 922,688

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Page SUM 1,110,966

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Page SUM 185,433

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
I4Farmers Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rocketship Redwood City United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 922,688

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13110 records found.