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)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
MW Fund Inc. N/A MA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Progressive Change Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Out In Tech Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 778,342

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 102,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 411,472

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eddy House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,424,600

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13110 records found.