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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Promise N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,691,183

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 867,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 37,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Promise United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carrillo PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Cradles to Crayons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,691,183

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13110 records found.