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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A OK United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Draper Community Foundation N/A UT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 891,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 719,493

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 248,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Draper Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 891,032

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13110 records found.