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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A OH United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 336,504

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
UMBC Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 336,504

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,870,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 336,504

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13110 records found.