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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ProBuColls Association N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,802,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ProBuColls Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,802,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Glenwood CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,368,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
ProBuColls Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,802,600

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13110 records found.