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)
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,860,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenhouse Scholars N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Refugee Committee N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 959,308

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adaptive Training Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Antioch New England MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 306,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homeschool Now Hawaii United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 810,330

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13110 records found.