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)
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids N/A NE United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 550,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
The Bhutan Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 550,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,032,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 32,474,230

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13110 records found.