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)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 969,690

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 969,690

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 33,648,556

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Raheem AI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 706,040

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13110 records found.