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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Calmer Choice N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,184,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Calmer Choice N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,184,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 630,453

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,184,100

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13110 records found.