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)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 571,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 571,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,322,757

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,726
Institute for Shipboard Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 737,176

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13110 records found.