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)
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellesley College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellesley College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 850,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellesley College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 296,115

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13110 records found.