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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Amputee Soccer Association N/A DE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Article 19, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A AR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 147,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Amputee Soccer Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Article 19, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 147,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose State University Research Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawtooth Society Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spring Branch Education Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 269,634

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