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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,413,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Words & Warmth N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 182,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,851,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 710,222

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