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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,387,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,387,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastal Kids Home Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Wings Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,053,526

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservacion Patagonica United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,993,450

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13110 records found.