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)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Page SUM 768,060

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shane's Inspiration N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 512,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 35,072,060

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Campaign One At A Time United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 512,900

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13110 records found.