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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 138,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 420,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 908,854

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 138,000

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13110 records found.