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)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation N/A AL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 23,010
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,015,810

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 597,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Dance for Humanity CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,140,175

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SJ Bike Party Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 196,400

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