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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
18 Reasons San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 192,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
18 Reasons San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 192,260

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,581,318

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,243,130

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13110 records found.