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)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 382,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Page SUM 194,377

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,766,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Code for Fun United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 382,150

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13110 records found.