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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A FL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. N/A DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
CANSUPPORT N/A HR India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
Page SUM 1,004,185

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
CANSUPPORT N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 58
Page SUM 1,004,185

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 80,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 210,000

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13110 records found.