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 descending Year Amount (USD)
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 406,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 406,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ocean Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 724,833

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 406,950

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13110 records found.