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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Page SUM 1,639,918

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Page SUM 1,639,918

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 2,638,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Page SUM 1,639,918

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13110 records found.