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)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 450,577

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 450,577

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 33,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance Defending Freedom United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 450,577

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13110 records found.