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)
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CANSUPPORT N/A HR India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 210,311

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,481

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Other Side Academy UT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lomita Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 291,034

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,481

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13110 records found.