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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 893,327

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastside Hope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,051,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Plant It Forward Farms TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Parker Family Health Center Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 836,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,051,500

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13110 records found.