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)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bags of Love N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Challenge Success N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,602,390

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Virginia Tech N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bags of Love N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Challenge Success N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,602,390

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,726,029

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 703,335

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13110 records found.