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)
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 426,780

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 364,310

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 203,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,251
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,272,485

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