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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
The Fawcett Society N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A MN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Assist International, Inc. N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,002,416

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
The Fawcett Society N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Assist International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,002,416

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 311,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,092,229

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13110 records found.