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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,436,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,436,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Be The Match Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sterling College KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 204,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,436,250

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13110 records found.