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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 494,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 613,975

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,009,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 602,825

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