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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 472,878

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,873,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,463,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
International Sonoran Desert Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,873,100

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13110 records found.