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)
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 29,775,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 29,775,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 558,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 29,775,000

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13110 records found.