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)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,307,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women’s Aid Federation of England England Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 249,150

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13110 records found.