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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Pulse Voices N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barrio Logan College Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 163,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 202,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 822,985

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Pulse Voices United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barrio Logan College Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 150,400

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