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)
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southampton N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 4,150,339

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southampton N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Shabbat Project Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 4,150,339

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Montessori Association CO Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 410,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 4,150,339

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13110 records found.