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)
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asia Society N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 347,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asia Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 347,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 297,560

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 694,100

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13110 records found.