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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,829,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,829,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 641,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,829,100

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13110 records found.