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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 6,469,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 6,469,175

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the United States Army Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
ENOK IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Albans Country Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 722,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Bronco Bench Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 6,469,175

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13110 records found.