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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,404,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,404,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elks National Foundation, Inc. IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,334,850

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