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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,680,916

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,680,916

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,847,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,680,916

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13110 records found.