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)
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A HI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,289,315

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
12 Plus N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PFLAG Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,289,315

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,327,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,289,315

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13110 records found.