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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 322,022

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 116,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 37,627,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Boys Chorus United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 322,022

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13110 records found.