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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ProBuColls Association N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 428,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Students for Service Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 540,875

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 133,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 75,200

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