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)
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,583,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,375,874

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Earth Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 548,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,375,874

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13110 records found.