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)
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,878,232

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,878,232

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc DE Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,229,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,878,232

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13110 records found.