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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 468,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Savannah College of Art and Design United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -21,200

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13110 records found.