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)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,310,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater NY Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,310,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Darkness to Light SC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 80,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 1,325,069

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13110 records found.