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)
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,860

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 7,609,333

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,860

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13110 records found.