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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary N/A CO United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 350,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tender Education and Arts N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 945,340

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation PR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 478,635

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,940,000

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