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)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A OR United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,365,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Provide, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,365,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Page SUM 532,154

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 452,710

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13110 records found.