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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A AK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,265,676

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,265,676

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 355,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 206,200

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13110 records found.