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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Congress of American Indians N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
She's the First Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 484,968

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 500,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 892,523

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics New York Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 484,968

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13110 records found.