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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 243,871

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 182,125

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 497,067

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 182,125

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13110 records found.