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)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Page SUM 3,848,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Page SUM 3,848,262

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Page SUM 1,381,328

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Page SUM 3,848,262

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13110 records found.