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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
O'Neill Elementary School N/A NE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Travis Manion Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,566,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 266,462

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 105,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
O'Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Travis Manion Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Kino Border Initiative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,566,850

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13110 records found.