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, and corporate 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)
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
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
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,884,153

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,884,153

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,149,883

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Page SUM 877,693

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13110 records found.