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)
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 912,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 912,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Recovery Management Services Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Association CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Hope CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Colorado League of Charter Schools CO Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,293,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 912,050

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13110 records found.