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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 176,716

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,905,541

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 272,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 176,716

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13110 records found.