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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,328,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,135,175

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 231,685

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Enroll Indy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Shanti Project Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,328,150

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13110 records found.