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)
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
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
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
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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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
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
American Society For Microbiology DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion and Choices NH Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 813,052

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 5,808,800

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13110 records found.