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)
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 420,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
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
Page SUM 575,356

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 348,075

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -23,602,156

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