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)
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Outreach Project N/A UT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 794,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,732,936

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pop Up Zendo United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,732,936

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