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)
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 773,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Academy of Medicine N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,501,221

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,100,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Academy of Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,501,221

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13110 records found.