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)
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A MD United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Riverkeeper, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Page SUM -629,496

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Firelight Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Riverkeeper, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Waldorf School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Page SUM -629,496

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 123,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 84,650

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13110 records found.