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)
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,752,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,262,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 755,088

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,262,000

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13110 records found.