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)
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
B-Word Worldwide N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,331,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 230,292

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13110 records found.