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, and corporate 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)
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 382,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 382,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Next Door, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 4,092,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 382,850

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13110 records found.