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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 496,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 494,100

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13110 records found.