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)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
mRelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,402,657

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 604,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Page SUM 297,332

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Frankfort Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 539,490

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