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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 247,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 37,065

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 4,253,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -24,072,206

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