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)
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education 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
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 49,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City and County of Honolulu N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education 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
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 152,075

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Darkness to Light SC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 6,078,262

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City and County of Honolulu United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education 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
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 152,075

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13110 records found.