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)
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edward Neill Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,213,269

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edward Neill Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,213,269

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,119,285

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,033,150

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13110 records found.