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)
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 549,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 549,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,124,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance Defending Freedom United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 549,500

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13110 records found.