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)
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Care and Share Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,283,180

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Care and Share Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,283,180

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 684,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 227,303

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13110 records found.