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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
International Medical Corps N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Page SUM 919,234

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 102,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 276,862

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beat the Streets Providence United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pop Up Zendo United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
America SCORES Bay Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Page SUM 919,234

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13110 records found.