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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A MN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Harvey Mudd College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Page SUM 7,041,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 537,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 805,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Harvey Mudd College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Page SUM 7,041,300

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13110 records found.