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)
Dressember Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN 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 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 582,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 582,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Calmer Choice MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisville Urban League KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,635,342

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc 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 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 582,800

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13110 records found.