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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A MI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 782,770

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 782,770

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PTA Hawaii Congress HI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,584,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Churchill Club United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 782,770

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13110 records found.