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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,713,837

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,713,837

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Paws Up for Veterans NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morse Pond School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonweal CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 273,574

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,713,837

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13110 records found.