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)
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Out In Tech Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Ride, Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Growing Veterans N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Page SUM 894,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Out In Tech Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Freefrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Ride, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Growing Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Page SUM 894,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,076,902

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