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)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Page SUM 942,579

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Darkness to Light N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Page SUM 942,579

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 256,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Page SUM 942,579

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13110 records found.