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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,664,062

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Mongol Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,664,062

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Autism Science Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Education Cities Inc TN Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 179,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,664,062

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13110 records found.