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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 134,673

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 134,673

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,171,734

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,205,350

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13110 records found.