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)
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 420,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 420,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University at Albany Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 234,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westgate Community Bible Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 420,800

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13110 records found.