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)
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,970,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 188,359

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Center for Urban Community Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 797,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 796,134

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13110 records found.