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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,069,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,069,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Page SUM 965,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,069,500

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13110 records found.