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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One By One N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Fishers Landing P T O N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 430,071

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One By One N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Read With Me Arusha N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Fishers Landing P T O N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 430,071

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,146,229

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 149,985

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13110 records found.