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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,950,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Portland N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Urbandale Community Action Network Inc N/A IA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vision-Aid Incorporated N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wender-Weis Foundation for Children Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Harvard Club of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Page SUM 5,929,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 60,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,174
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Page SUM 568,724

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