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)
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Marys Academy N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,497,155

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,497,155

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Bail Project, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parkway Heights Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 697,675

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Calvary Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,497,155

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13110 records found.