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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,812,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
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
Page SUM 122,541

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,769,810

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Arizona Eventing Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,934,179

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13110 records found.