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)
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 157,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 556,670

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 157,100

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13110 records found.