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)
Compassion International Incorporated N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A OH United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion International Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 153,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion International Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.