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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 665,832

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 665,832

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HFF Charitable Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DuPage County Sherrif IL Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,031,971

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 665,832

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13110 records found.