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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Land is Life, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 317,730

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 317,730

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Possibilities Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Land is Life, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 317,730

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13110 records found.