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)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,314,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,314,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 6,276,100

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