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)
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 115,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 115,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc WY Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,915,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 115,800

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13110 records found.