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)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quoria Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 519,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AspiraNet San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 421,621

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,463,545

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quoria Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 519,250

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13110 records found.