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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 2,048,570

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 2,048,570

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 892,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 2,048,570

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13110 records found.