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)
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CARE - Headquarters N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 681,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Catholic Charities USA N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 681,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 163,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 655,200

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13110 records found.