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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Forever Costa Rica N/A Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 827,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Forever Costa Rica N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 827,690

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Students Matter CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 80,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
International Indian Treaty Council Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JBI International, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Tesseract Research Center Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 836,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Forever Costa Rica Costa Rica Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 827,690

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13280 records found.