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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,833,568

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,833,568

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rich May Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 981,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,833,568

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13110 records found.