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)
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Food Bank N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 427,295

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Food Bank N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Carver Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 427,295

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education 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
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Page SUM 11,095,485

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 604,250

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13110 records found.