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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Words & Warmth N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Page SUM 180,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 707,103

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 502,960

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Words & Warmth United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Page SUM 180,750

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13110 records found.