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)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 606,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 142,696

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 37,759,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 606,850

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13110 records found.