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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 629,660

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 629,660

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 208,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles LGBT Center United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 629,660

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13110 records found.