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)
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,672,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,672,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 138,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,672,300

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13110 records found.