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 descending Year Amount (USD)
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Principe Productions Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Campaign One At A Time N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 592,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southampton N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Learning Center Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,045,820

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,043,010

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