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)
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A IL United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 386,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 386,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,815,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 386,800

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13110 records found.