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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation N/A ON Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Social Services N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ventures N/A WA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
City Harvest Inc N/A NY United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,579,078

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Social Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ventures N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,579,078

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 508,868

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 215,190

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