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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
88bikes N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Families and Communities Together Relief - FACT Relief N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Page SUM 1,080,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,424
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Red Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 335,892

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ultimate Impact Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 58,895
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,344,885

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Families and Communities Together Relief - FACT Relief United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marria England International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,134,150

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