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)
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 624,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 624,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,086,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 624,400

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13110 records found.