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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School, Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coalition for Clean Air N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rural Development Institute N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A WI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,548,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coalition for Clean Air N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,548,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 99,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 358,967

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13110 records found.