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, and corporate 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 411,081

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 411,081

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CCS Therapy Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Page SUM 895,116

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Universitat Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 411,081

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13110 records found.