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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
World Food Program USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
World Food Program USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 382,129

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13110 records found.