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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Presente Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
South Milwaukee High School N/A WI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 2,682,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,208,997

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 5,795,502

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,927,850

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13110 records found.