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)
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Jewish Community N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A OH United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University Health Network N/A ON Canada Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Page SUM 271,618

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Jewish Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University Health Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Page SUM 271,618

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 222,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,166,579

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13110 records found.