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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Saints Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 459,993

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 11,902,712

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,036,017

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Saints Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 474,543

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13110 records found.