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)
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A OR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 816,508

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 816,508

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Laboure Society MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 763,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 816,508

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13110 records found.