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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 514,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Sports Foundation N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 514,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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 106,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment 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
Page SUM 294,467

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13110 records found.