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)
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 492,403

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,004,741

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