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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A HI United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A PR Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,444,678

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,444,678

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Harborlight Community Partners MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 280,776

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