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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,856,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,856,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pivotworks Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
George Washington School NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Servant Partners, Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,247,738

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Torrey Pines Docent Society United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,856,700

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13280 records found.