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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A DE United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Marys Academy OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 292,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.