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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,437,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,437,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The American Ireland Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tucson Wildlife Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,437,950

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13110 records found.