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)
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,735,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Autism Science Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Economic Policy Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,188,696

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 767,339

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Autism Science Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,188,696

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13110 records found.