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)
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Explorer Post 58 OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GraceCity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Page SUM 4,917,075

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Swim Across America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tesseract Research Center Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 344,650

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13280 records found.