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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A NV United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 669,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support 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
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 272,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 669,400

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13110 records found.