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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,122,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Random Acts of Flowers N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 748,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 899,000

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