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)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
thesecondopinion San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
thesecondopinion San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 537,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Matthew Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,043,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
thesecondopinion United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 537,300

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13110 records found.