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)
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,424,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,424,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 201,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,325,318

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13110 records found.