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)
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A PR Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,420,353

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,420,353

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Approach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,006,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,420,353

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13110 records found.