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)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Page SUM 1,275,613

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 670,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Loyola University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
BRAC USA Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 627,930

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 670,000

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13110 records found.