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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NACA- Inspired Schools Network N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,455,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Discalced, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NACA- Inspired Schools Network N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,455,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College TX Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Grassroots Global Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Punahou School HI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Bernardino CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,707,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Discalced, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NACA- Inspired Schools Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
EDGE Youth Leadership United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Paws Up for Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,455,000

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13280 records found.