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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International N/A UT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,084,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,084,316

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 232,518

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Mentors International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,084,316

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13110 records found.