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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Culture Reframed N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cause Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Parker School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 900,448

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rainforest Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Culture Reframed N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cause Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Parker School PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 900,448

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 6,067,572

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Culture Reframed United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Parker School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 900,448

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13110 records found.