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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.