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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monarch School Project N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 107,016

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 383,616

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 232,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monarch School Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 107,016

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13110 records found.