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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,078,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,078,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 705,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,078,500

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13110 records found.