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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 981,204

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,578,548

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 981,204

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13110 records found.