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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 546,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 546,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Go Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Valley Verde CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 136,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 546,500

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13110 records found.