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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 463,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 554,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 411,700

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13110 records found.