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 descending Year Amount (USD)
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Photo Patch Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 616,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Photo Patch Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 616,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,207,340

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 616,100

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13110 records found.