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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 150,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,208,775

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 149,800

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13280 records found.