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)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,808

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,808

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 593,360

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,808

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13110 records found.