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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Food Bank N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Operation Shockwave N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Phoenix Villains N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
CDT Kids N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 11,500
Alliance for Global Justice N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Tomorrow We Vote N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Poder in Action Inc N/A AZ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Alliance for Global Justice N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Alliance for Global Justice N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Alliance for Global Justice N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 137,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Seacology Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 74,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Community Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Rural Arizona Engagement AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 75,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2020 19,500
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona AZ Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Tomorrow We Vote AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 700
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Military Assistance Mission Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
CDT Kids AZ Health Corporate Advised 2020 11,500
Hospice of the Valley AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 300
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Affordable Housing Network of Santa Clara County CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
Page SUM 1,193,625

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yamhill Community Action Partnership United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 40,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Y Combinator Research Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 36,036
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,834
Wormfarm Institute Incorperated United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 228
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 2,299,548

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14797 records found.