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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,712,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation Center San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Students for Service Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Enroll Indy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,712,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rapid Resist Action CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 24,789,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Students for Service Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Enroll Indy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,712,875

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13110 records found.