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)
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Americares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
New England Basecamp N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 202,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Culture Project International N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
First Civilizations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Academy for Eating Disorders N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 826,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Trustees of Phillips Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 625
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Broadwater County MT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 30,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 506,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Culture Project International United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
First Civilizations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Academy for Eating Disorders United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Truckee River Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 826,200

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13280 records found.