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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,530,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,530,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 193,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Fathers and Families United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 3,480,600

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13110 records found.