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)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 316,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,139,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 668,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,139,000

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13110 records found.