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)
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Improvisational Music N/A NY United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chapin Hall Center for Children N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 491,000
Page SUM 956,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Woodside Parents Nursery School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 824,858

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humanities West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 253,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of New York City United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata India Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 824,858

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13280 records found.