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)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Humanist Association N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,594,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Humanist Association N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,594,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Neighborhood House Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation HI Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 97,860

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,594,700

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13110 records found.