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)
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 995,744

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Health Leads Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Non-Violence International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 995,744

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
thesecondopinion CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,054,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Garden Village Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 995,744

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13110 records found.