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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardens Edge N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 674,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Page SUM 736,454

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 413,350

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13110 records found.