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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Page SUM 5,921,444

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 284,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Israel Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 379,867

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13110 records found.