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)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -243,516

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 192,360

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -243,516

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13110 records found.