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)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,860,470

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,860,470

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,671,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,860,470

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13110 records found.