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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 764,641

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 764,641

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 35,205,400

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