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 descending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,611,534

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
After Innocence N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,611,534

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 958,883

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Healthy Young Attitude United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,611,534

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13110 records found.