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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Page SUM 1,521,497

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 392,675

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. NM Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO 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
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment 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
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation 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
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 63,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Page SUM 1,521,497

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13110 records found.