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)
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
5280 High School N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 2,798,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -527,890

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 333,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -527,890

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13110 records found.