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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope House N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,275,722

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,596

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 554,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,596

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13110 records found.