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)
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Jewish Community N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 440,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
RIKEN N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Jewish Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 440,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Cooperative Inc IN International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,775,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
RIKEN Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Jewish Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 440,100

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13110 records found.