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)
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christianity Today International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Approach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Page SUM 1,937,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 342,921

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13110 records found.