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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,341,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,341,874

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Raheem AI CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Culture Reframed MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Whittier College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 301,076

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,341,874

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13110 records found.