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)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,277,675

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,277,675

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 2,636,775

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,277,675

Pages

13110 records found.