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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,590,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,590,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lake Tahoe Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Selby Lane Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,655,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Northern California Counties Time Bank United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,590,600

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13280 records found.