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)
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,606,927

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 334,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwest Health Foundation II OR Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 829,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boldly Me United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 334,950

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13110 records found.