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)
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Compass N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Entitlements How Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pine Street Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Childrens Scholarship Fund NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 650,032

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Black Families United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Compass United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.