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)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 3,261,317

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 3,261,317

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,242,601

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Page SUM 769,990

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13110 records found.