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)
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A ON Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Second Harvest Asia N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A NSW Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,712,529

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Youth Without Shelter N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Second Harvest Asia N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,712,529

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Page SUM 496,768

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 9,658,296

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13110 records found.