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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Services Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,526,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Services Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,526,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 410,235

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,526,700

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13110 records found.