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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France N/A France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 607,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 607,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Food Rescue US Inc CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 692,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 607,700

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13110 records found.