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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 352,245

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 160,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 666,397

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 352,245

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13110 records found.