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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 798,229

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Rainforest Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 798,229

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Enneagram Prison Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ExpandED Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Village Academies Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,479,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Institute USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Library Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Rosie the Riveter Trust United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 798,229

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13280 records found.