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)
Progressive Change Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eddy House N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,632,252

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Progressive Change Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eddy House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Entitlements How Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,632,252

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 469,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eddy House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Genome Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,632,252

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13110 records found.