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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 635,089

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 635,089

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 410,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 773,990

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13110 records found.