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)
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Positivity Project N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 510,974

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 3,627,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,297,888

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 3,627,450

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13110 records found.